More than child’s play

Not all learning takes place inside the classroom. This rings especially true when Meridian Community College students, faculty and staff help others in the community again this time by taking part in building Jeannie’s Place at Planet Playground from Monday, Feb. 18, through Sunday, Feb. 24. Located at Northeast Park in Meridian, Jeannie’s Place at …

Miller Art Gallery to spotlight works by John Marshall

His art has been seen in galleries in New Orleans and Washington D.C. as well as Ocean Springs and Laurel. Beginning Monday, Feb. 18, and through Thursday, March 14, the painting, sculptures and drawings by John Marshall will be on display in the Miller Art Gallery located in the Davidson Fine Arts Center on the …

MCC honors its own at Hall of Fame celebration

One word resonated when Meridian Community College hosted it Highest Flying Eagles Hall of Fame event on Monday: Thankful. Six alumni, Dr. Cedric Bradley, Dusty Culpepper, Dr. Richie McAlister, Debbie Galyean Mathis, Michael Thompson and Soraya Welden, were spotlighted for their professional achievements in this annual ceremony. Bradley is the vice president at the Jefferson …

MCC co-ed takes the homecoming queen crown

Meridian Community College sophomore Kennedy Rodriguez was crowned homecoming queen during a ceremony held in the Graham Gymnasium Monday evening. Rodriguez, a University Transfer student majoring in sports management, is from Hickory and is the daughter of Sonia and Zeno Rodriguez. She is a member of the Lady Eagles Tennis Team, the Diamond Darlings and …

MCC and LCSD partnership garners MAPIE Governor’s Award

A long-standing partnership between two educational institutions, Meridian Community College and Lauderdale County School District, received top accolades as winners of the Mississippi Association of Partners in Education’s Governor’s Award (MAPIE). The two entities received the 2019 Governor’s District and Community Award and will be recognized at the awards luncheon on Feb. 26 at Lake …

Job fair offers networking opportunities

Meridian Community College student Cher Reed was one of the hundreds who took part in the Meridian Area Job Fair held Tuesday in the Tommy E. Dulaney Center. “This is the first time for me to go to a job fair. It’s been a good experience,” said Reed, who is a student in the College’s …

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Huebner named PTK Paragon President winner

Meridian Community College President Dr. Thomas Huebner was named as Phi Theta Kappa Paragon President award winner. Phi Theta Kappa is the international academic honor society for community and junior colleges and its membership reaches three million. The award recognizes new college presidents for their outstanding support of student success by recognizing achievement, leadership, and …

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Calderon named advisor

With the goal of improving leadership opportunities for students, Meridian Community College is on its way in creating a new student government association by naming Beth Calderon as the advisor. A Spanish instructor at the College for 21 years, Calderon will have added duties as the new advisor of this organization, and she’s looking forward …

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